US Senate makes last-ditch effort to ax Nord Stream 2 pipeline


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US lawmakers are planning to roll a new batch of sanctions into a defense spending bill.
The sanctions against the companies involved in the project have been included in the draft 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch told Defense News on Saturday that the legislation essentially mimics the last anti-Nord Stream bill – the so-called Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act – which was approved by the committee in July but then got stuck in procedural hurdles.
The reason for the push is that this window is closing. A lot of Nord Stream is done already,” Risch said, hoping that the sanctioned companies working with the Russians “will shut down,” should the sanctions scheme take effect.


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I particularly like the point made that Europe particularly Germany is reluctant to properly support NATO. At the same time their tweaked about any moves to move or lower US military presence in Europe. Like the recent move of US troops to Poland logically closer to a potential Russian incursion.

They maintain the steady calls of NATO and the US to stay on the front lines to protect Western Europe from the Russian hoard.
But germany in particular purchase millions of gallons of fuel from Russia directly funding this same Russian hoard they claim to fear.
If Western Europe were really concerned about Russian aggression they wouldn’t or shouldn’t be trusting Russia to provide the bulk of the heating and electric fuel.
It’s a combination of stupidity, hypocrisy, and economic corruption of policy makers in these European nations.